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Jake Dennis expects the Milton Keynes-based outfit to dominate the Championship yet again this year

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Red Bull development driver Jake Dennis foresees another season of domination as he gives insight into what to expect from the defending Champions.

Jake Dennis crowned Formula E World Champion - Motor Sport Magazine
Dennis was crowned 2022–23 ABB FIA Formula E World Champion after scoring the most points over the season with Avalanche Andretti (Image Credit: Getty Images)

The Milton Keynes-based outfit were victorious in all but one race in 2023, breaking records for most wins in a single season as well as most consecutive victories.

Star driver Max Verstappen also clinched the Drivers’ Championship in commanding fashion, crossing the finish line first 19 times out of a possible 22. While his immense driving ability certainly helped, many regard the Red Bull RB19 as one of the most dominant Formula 1 cars of all time.

With restrictions in place for Constructors’ Champions in terms of cost caps and wind tunnel testing time, there is a certain expectations that rivals such as Mercedes and Ferrari will close the gap to Red Bull.

But the team’s simulator driver, defending Formula E Champion Jake Dennis, still believes Red Bull will dominate the upcoming 2024 campaign.

Dennis weighs in on Red Bull’s Title chances

Not many people are better poised than sim driver Dennis to give us an idea of what to expect from the Red Bull RB20.

Speaking to Mirror Sport ahead of Round 1 of the 2024 Mexico City E-Prix, which he finished in ninth position, Dennis was full of confidence that Red Bull would win the Constructors’ Championship again this year.

He said: “I would expect us to become champions again, unless someone like Ferrari or Mercedes somehow manages to find about a second overnight.”

“I think it’s going to be quite a dull season in Formula 1 with Max probably dominating.”

When asked about his thoughts on the development of the RB20, Dennis stated: “I’d be lying if I said we didn’t switch our attention to the 2024 car quite quickly.”

“We didn’t do any development on the 2023 car after Singapore.”

Dennis concludes by enticing F1 fans to watch Formula E instead, where recent seasons have been much closer in terms of competitiveness. He continued: “It’s so dominant from Max right now, it really brings new viewers to Formula E. It brings our championship alive because we just don’t have that – we have a championship which is extremely difficult and close.”

“We have 20 cars within two or three seconds on certain tracks, so it’s a lot more exciting and a lot more enjoyable for the fans, I would say. We just need to branch out there to a bigger audience for Formula E and get plenty of exposure, which is what is needed for the championship to take it to the next level.”

The first race of the 2024 Formula One World Championship begins March 2nd at the Bahrain International Circuit. Will Red Bull continue their domination, or will one of their rivals challenge them for the crown?

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